Shinigami Bocchan to Kuro Maid

The Duke of Death and His Maid

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Synonyms: Young Master the Grim Reaper and the Black Maid
Japanese: 死神坊ちゃんと黒メイド
English: The Duke of Death and His Maid
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2021 to Sep 19, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.601 (scored by 9417594,175 users)
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Ranked: #16292
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Popularity: #1002
Members: 243,696
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As the elegant, frail flower petals wither away into lifeless ashes, the young duke is tragically reminded of the despicable power forced upon him—the ability to kill anything he touches. Scorned by his family, he is sent away to live in near isolation. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone, as the manor's staff—his dutiful butler Rob and the flirtatious maid Alice—keep him company and make his life less miserable.

As the duke's romantic feelings for Alice grow, so does his continued frustration for the limits set by his unfortunate ability. Therefore, he resolves to break the curse cast upon him all those years ago, not only for his sake, but Alice's as well—for he is painfully aware of how difficult it is to avoid the touch of a loved one.

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Opening Theme

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"Mangetsu to Silhouette no Yoru (満月とシルエットの夜)" by Bocchan (Natsuki Hanae) & Alice (Ayumi Mano)

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Jan 23, 2024
"The Duke of Death and His Maid" offers a refreshing take on the romance anime genre, providing viewers with a unique and engaging story. The series introduces us to interesting characters who add depth and charm to the narrative.

One of the standout features of the anime is its ability to balance romance with a touch of ecchi. The show teases the audience with playful moments without crossing into explicit territory, keeping the tone light-hearted and entertaining. This approach adds a layer of humor and anticipation, making it suitable for a wider audience.

The animation in "The Duke of Death and His Maid" is commendable, showcasing quality ...
Sep 8, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I generally really enjoy the story. The manga is amazing, but this is an odd adaptation.
The intro and outro songs are really good. Will add to music play list later.
The thing that kills it for me is the animation. It is unfortunately CGI and it's a bit garring at times. Its feels like I'm waiting for the cutscene in a video game to be over. The CGI is distracting. The movements of the characters are sometimes really uncanny and not normal. How is it that the background characters are animated in 2D, and the main characters are in CGI? Its normally the other ...
Sep 20, 2021
Recommendation: A low-quality adaptation of very good source material. I highly recommend reading the manga, but I would not bother with the anime.

Story: The main story follows the titular Bocchan, the eldest son of a powerful noble family, who has been cursed to kill any living thing he touches. His mother has banished him to a separate estate and told him he will be disinherited if he is unable to break the curse by spring. He is joined only by his maid, childhood friend and love interest Alice, as well as his elderly one-eyed butler Rob. Despite the title and general ...

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